Research libraries are increasingly entering into open access agreements (sometimes called transformative agreements, read-and-publish or publish-and-read agreements) with academic publishers to allow affiliated authors to publish open access without paying article processing charges (APCs). Under this model, libraries pay publishers for access to a journal’s full content, as well as the right to make their researchers’ work open access, under a single contract and fee. This allows authors to publish OA without paying APCs. If you have any questions about open access agreements, please contact your liaison librarian or the Scholarly Impact department.
As of October 2023, the funding from these agreements has saved UI authors over $1.5 million!
Here are the open access agreements the UI Libraries has contracted so far:
ORCID stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. The ORCID initiative focuses on solving the name ambiguity problem by creating persistent unique identifiers and linking mechanisms between different ID schemes and research objects. An ORCID iD is a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from other researchers.
If you have already created an ORCID iD, log-in to the UI ORCID Planter tool, follow the prompts to the page that instructs you to to log-in and grant the university permission to read your ORCID record. If you are not registered, you will be presented with a pre-filled registration page.
Please watch how-to-video tutorial below.
University of Iowa researchers can Sign in to Iowa Research Online (IRO) to access their profile. These profiles are private by default and researchers can make their profiles public by clicking the Make your profile public? link.
Once you've made your profile public, you can find your profile URL by going to Edit Profile or Settings and then the My public profile link section:
To edit your research profile, please check out the instruction.
To learn more about the researcher profile system, check out Q & A document.
In addition, you can reuse Researcher Profile's bibliographies for your ORCiD profile. Please watch the how-to video tutorial.
Preprint servers are publicly available online archives that host and distribute preprints.